FAMILY STRENGTHENING PROGRAM
The Family Strengthening Program helps young people and parents communicate about expectations, rebuild trust, and resolve conflict. We provide support for teenagers and young adults to be safe, connected, and set up for success!
All of our services are free. We typically work with families for up to 6 months on a weekly basis.
Who Do We Help?
We typically work with youth ages 12-24 and/or their parents in these situations:
- Youth working to develop a path to independence
- Parent(s) seeking support or resources to address challenging or high-risk behaviors in their children, such as running away
- Family experiencing conflict
- Youth not following household rules and expectations and are at risk of getting kicked out
What Help Do We Provide?
- Individual counseling
- Parent support and consultation
- Youth mentoring
- Family mediation
- Case management, including referrals to other service providers
- Employment and educational assistance to youth
- Family bonding activities
- Life skills coaching
- Specialized assistance to families on LGBTQ+ matters
- And much more
How Can We Get Connected?
We are happy to accept referrals directly from youth, parents/family members, community agencies, and other concerned individuals. If you have questions about whether we can help you or someone you know, feel free to reach out and learn more! You can call us at 202-875-3261 or email us at strengtheningfoundations@
We look forward to working with you to bring stability and strength to your family during challenging times.
*Need to speak with SBY Staff outside of normal business hours (M-F, 9am-5pm)? Please call 202-547-7777
MEET OUR TEAM
Hobbies: As the parent of a toddler, free time is scarce. When I have free time I love to get out in nature, watch movies, or draw.
“I especially enjoy working with youth in the LGBTQ+ community and with parents/family members who are trying to respond with grace to all of the challenges of raising a young person transitioning to adulthood.”
Family Engagement Specialist
Hobbies: Drawing, listening to music, and being creative.
“I enjoy working with youth that feel they do not have a voice. I work with different types of youth and help them find connections and help repair broken bonds within their family.”
Clinical Family Engagement Specialist
Hobbies: I enjoy dancing, modeling, traveling, eating sweets, hanging out with loved ones, and doing creative projects.
“I have a passion for helping others heal! I believe that the youth are the leaders of our future. I am a well-rounded professional who uses educational principles obtained from my Master’s of Social Work degree, to enhance the quality of life for individuals and their families. “